Feel Like A Stranger, Cold Rain & Snow, Beat It On Down The Line, Cumberland Blues, Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, My Brother Esau, It Must Have Been The Roses, Let It Grow Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Samson & Delilah-> Drums-> I Need A Miracle-> Morning Dew-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode, E: Day Job
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does something for me extraordinaire. The sky was yellow and the sun was bl...eeeeew. Cup your hands around your mouth and scream, "FIRE! FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN" at 9:12. Never had a day job, so don't got one to keep, I wasn't there.
April 18, 2017 Subject:
a rippin' jerry show
garcia takes well-played, aggressive lead role throughout... besides the obvious excellent scarlet/fire, dew, etc, love jbg and love this version.
October 17, 2014 Subject:
Top 3 show from 1984!
Wow! Where to start?
This whole show is a ROCKER! The tempo is all the way up, and Jerry's guitar work is stellar. He is not taking any time off this entire show. He's playing solos with urgency and really improvising perfectly with his fill in notes.
Now the highlights:
1) Best Stranger period! Jerry and Brent are in lock step weaving constant flurries of notes all around each other and the band fills in PERFECTLY.
2) COLD, RAIN & SNOW: This is where Jerry really improvises perfectly on his guitar leads and filler notes. He gives this version something extra!
3) ROOSTER: One of the best versions with Bobby doing an awesome solo and Jerry hitting apex and crescendo in the second solo flawlessly.
4) BIODTL: Friggin Awesome high tempo high on speed version.
5) B.E. WOMEN: The tempo is way up and Jerry's solo is perfect
6)LIG: For this I am speechless. Jerry is just maxing out his guitar strings on the jam segment which lasts about 10 minutes! This is high tempo, energy and Jerry pulls out all the stops. My favorite post 74 LIG! Yeah. It's that darn good!
7) SCARLET/FIRE: is on fire! A top 10 post 79 version right here for sure! The Scarlet solo is Jerry at his best! The Scarlet jam is the Grateful Dead at their best! The transition to FOTM is PERFECT! The first 2 solos by Jerry are really nice and seal the deal for this being a top 10 Scarlet/Fire post 79.
The conclusion of the show is rockin'. Those heads must have been dripping in sweat after this super high tempo and near perfectly executed performance.
If you can't give this 5 stars, then please make an immediate appointment with your physician and get him to blast the wax out of your ears. Then immediately return home and listen to this classic again!
8) SAMSON: Once again, Jerry pulls out all the stops.
July 5, 2013 Subject:
2 on the east coast
this and the next night were the only 2 east coast shows I saw this year. moved to Hayward,Cal. in May but they were 2 smoking shows. always love hearing Cumberland and this one doesn't disappoint. the Let It Grow here is a monster Jerry just rips it up and the Scarlet>Fire is nothing to sneeze at either. overall was a pretty tight show with a good setlist gotta say 4 out of 5. I think I give it a 4 cuz I was lucky enough to catch the Greek & Ventura shows in July. don't know why people rip on the 80's some really good music in that period
April 20, 2012 Subject:
I went to this show with a couple of friends and it blew our @#$%! socks off.Nice venue.Very small for it's time.The crowd inside was fired up for a smoking show and they opened up with a killer version of Feel Like A Stranger/Cold Rain & Snow, The whole place lost it after that.Perefect night seeing the Good Ol'GD in PHIL-adelphia.
The local radio station was broadcasting the whole show and we all had good copies to enjoy for quite a while afterwards.This I believe to be a very superior recording from that year.Got some more from this year but this by far is my go to. Might be biased because I was there. You be the judge...lol Seriously though,Jerry & company bring it on from the get go and put into overdrive whole through.Digital Dead online,our own personal key to the vault on the Archives.I'm very Grateful indeed. Enjoy
April 6, 2009 Subject:
TAKES ME BACK TO 8/5/74
AAAHHHH THE CIVIC CENTER IT HAS BEEN 10 YEARS AGO (ALMOST)SINCE THE BAND WAS HERE AND IT IS OBVIOUS THEY KINDA LIKE WEST PHILLY.THE WHOLE FIRST SET START TO END THEY COULD DO NO WRONG,ONE OF THE SETS ON PAPER LOOKS AVERAGE BUT THAN YOU LISTEN AND IT SMOKES.THE ONLY DOWNFALL WAS AFTER MORNING DEW WEIR KINDA WIMPED OUT IN A BIG WAY.BUT ALL 3 SHOWS FOR A SHORT STOP IN PHILLY WERE FREAKING KILLER.PERIOD.
July 3, 2006 Subject:
Back Stage Pass
This was the night I learned the difference between a back stage pass and an ON stage pass. (It was also the difference between spectrum and civic center)
Had a friend deliver microphone equipment who came away with some back stage passes. All psyched we thought we were gonna be the loonies up next to Jerry's speakers. NAAAGHHHH ! Not Quite. back stage meant behind the stage.
But the good news was they also meant go anywhere uou want in the building except on stage so not only did we get to waltz up to the front, we got to walk out to the car and enjoy some icey cold ones at the break and then come right back in.
Definite 5 here for sound songs and energy.
May 27, 2006 Subject:
Great Scarlet Fire, sound quality very bright. For those dead scholars and historians who tease apart all of the years. Can anybody tell me if there is a Fire that has perfect lyric delivery? Smiled during the Cumberland as predicted by the aformentioned guy or gal.
May 27, 2006 Subject:
My only question? How do they end a show like with a Day Job encore? What were they thinking!?!?
April 18, 2006 Subject:
I once owned an audience tape of the second set of this show, which was lost when my walkman was yoinked. The crux of the second was indeed the Scarlet -> Fire, but mainly the Scarlet jamming & energy therein. I agree heavily with the previous review....the Scarlet Begonias is sick. Absolutely ill. The jam in the middle is totally nuts, although some of the crowd reaction and energy is lost on the SBD, it still comes through. What evoles after the last verse as the jam meanders toward Fire on the Mountain is monumental. For the period, it ranks as good as they come. I'm not a big fan of the early 80's, but this one is worth the DL if not for anything but this sick jam. there are also some other noteworthy gems; the Dew is phat, as is the Stranger and the Cumberland - a not so regular foray in the first set. Sound quality is very good, and worth a download for the aforementioned sickery.
March 20, 2006 Subject:
lot a poor man makin $5 bill
Cumberland jam - I dare you to listen and TRY not smile - at least twice! a lil short but way phun...
The Scarlet is some head banging Jerry gone WILD -- really toasty and strong tunes..Phil is BOmBIng the stage! All makes it a five w/ the bridge to FIRE...awesome.
no question...guitar output are way up, audio too and Jerr's playin takes away the pain of some of his vocals early -- this SB mix definitely needs help thru an eqiualizer to make it sound good --
but, oh man, when you fix it - it's mo fo bad.
Date was 420
Year was 1984
What else y'all need ?
May 17, 2005 Subject:
Finally, a crispy flac'd SBD of an intense show. I was 6th row and was completely blown away by the jamming in scarlet, not to mention a first set that has every phat jerry tune one could ever want in a first set. I have had a 1st gen aud since 84 that was always within reach. Now, alas, it has been replaced by this gem. While i heard better dews from 84 ( see 4-14-84 hampton for proof) the scarlet fire is something to cherish...thanks charlie miller, wherever you may be!